Tony Galati reveals tilt at politics an April Fools hoax


Tony Galati fooled many this morning, revealing his foray into politics was an April Fools prank.
Tony Galati fooled many this morning, revealing his foray into politics was an April Fools prank.

SPUD Shed owner Tony Galati has staged one of this year’s best April Fools pranks, admitting his announcement to enter state politics this morning was a hoax.

Mr Galati claimed he was going to run as an independent for the state seat of Baldivis while on 6PR this morning.

The enigmatic businessman even claimed he would don his signature blue singlet in Parliament should he be elected.

However, about an hour after the interview, Mr Galati announced it had all been an elaborate prank but he did not completely rule out a career in State politics in the future.

Mr Galati has become somewhat of a cult figure in WA after taking the Potato Marketing Corporation of WA to the Supreme Court in a bid grow more spuds.

Labor announced Reece Whitby as its candidate for the newly created Baldivis seat last month, with other candidates still to be confirmed.